A two-time award-winning tented camp.

Zimbabwe’s Leading Tented Safari Camp – World Travel Awards 2019 & 2020

Guests to Somalisa are treated to breath-taking views of Hwange’s magnificent savannah plains. A location at which you could look over to a group of elephants leisurely enjoying a sundowner while you’re sipping your gin & tonic one moment and hear the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition on the hunt the next. From deep teak and acacia woodland to broad open savannah, Hwange National Park is a location of contrasts, providing visitors with a display of unadulterated and diverse Africa. Given that it was the first Hwange safari lodge we ever had, Somalisa Camp takes pride of place. It was built by the property’s owner, Beks Ndlovu, and it offers the classic African Bush Camps experience. Along the edge of an old seasonal floodplain, hidden under the dappled shade of an Acacia grove.

The cozy bush camp run by one of our partners is ideal for a leisurely Hwange safari with friends and family. The organic elements of the bush and natural wood contribute to the attractive design. An original contemporary African design is created by consciously combining kudhinda, the national fabric of Zimbabwe, with modern interior elements. Somalisa Camp is a pioneer in eco-friendly safari lodging, using a complete solar power farm and water purification technology to recycle 80% of the water consumed. The first GOLD Green Tourism Certification in Zimbabwe has been awarded to it. On a private concession in the middle of Hwange National Park, our seven tastefully decorated sailcloth tents are nestled. This is the place where luxury and nature coexist harmoniously. The modern conveniences in your guest tent include a fan, a battery charging station, a fireplace, and a private viewing balcony. Your bathroom deserves special attention because it is reminiscent of bygone romance, has an indoor and outdoor bathroom, a copper slipper-style bathtub, and unending views of the surrounding vast plains.

While staying at Somalisa Camp, experience the famed Hwange National Park through a range of activities. Walking safaris, game drives, birdwatching, and cultural excursions are among the available activities. All are included as part of your stay and are led by our professional, enthusiastic guides. These natural storytellers educate our visitors by imparting to them their awe and knowledge of the African bush.

Somalisa Camp Services

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages, except premium imported spirits and champagne
  • Laundry
  • Morning & afternoon game drives, walking safaris, Hwange Main Camp village visits, Mambanje Village visit (private vehicle required at associated costs for Mambanje Village Visit).



Walking Safaris

Buckle up your boots and take a step into the intricate world of nature. Explore the wonders of the natural world with African soil crunching beneath your feet.


Game drives

Game drives are what gets us up in the morning in the African bush, they’re a great avenue for exploring the land in a safe and exciting way.

Cultural Visits

Working together with the communities located in the areas surrounding where we operate gives locals an opportunity to be self-sustainable.

Bird watching

Delight in the call of the Giant kingfisher; photograph the majestic Squacco heron or Collared pratincole. Or simply sit back and enjoy their beautiful songs.

Wildlife Sightings

Wildlife sightings include elephant, kudu, sable antelope, zebra, wildebeest, gemsbok, the rare and endangered roan antelope, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, hyena, and many other wildlife species.

Are you ready to begin planning your stay at Somalisa Camp?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Travel Specialists.

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